IC-100384-J4T6

The complainant requested information from Witherley Parish Council (“the Council”) relating to the Council’s Neighbourhood Development Plan. By the date of this notice the Council had not provided a substantive response to the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore…

IC-45485-M9Q8

The complainant requested the text of the top ten most and least correctly answered questions on both the car and motorcycle theory tests for a three year period. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency withheld the information, relying on section 36(2)(c) of the FOIA (otherwise prejudice the conduct of public affairs) to do so. The…

IC-44614-H1D7

The complainant has requested Highways England (HE) to disclose the information upon which it relied to negate a previous FOIA response in 2016 (part one of the request) and any information about the termination of the pain/gain process being due to insurers’ unwillingness to pay the relevant costs (part two of the request). It responded…

IC-64931-V3L9

The complainant requested information that he believes should have been considered as part of the inspection of a particular school. The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills refused the request as vexatious. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request was vexatious and therefore Ofsted was entitled to rely on section 14(1) of…

IC-63931-C1W5

The complainant requested a variety of information regarding health and safety, with particular emphasis on an incident he alleges took place in 2016. Monkshouse Primary School refused the requests as vexatious. The Commissioner’s decision is that the requests were vexatious and the School was therefore entitled to rely on section 14(1) of the FOIA to…

IC-46349-Y8J8

The complainant has requested information from the Department relating to a maintenance review. The Department of Finance (“the Department”) refused to disclose the information, citing section 33 of the FOIA as a basis for non-disclosure. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 33 of the FOIA is not engaged in relation to the requested information. The…

IC-105253-B4Q3

The complainant requested information from the MPS about a specified document. The MPS has failed to respond to this request. The Commissioner requires the MPS to provide the complainant with a response to this request in accordance with its obligations under FOIA. The MPS must take these steps within 35 calendar days of the date…

IC-48329-Q4V2

The complainant has requested information relating to four hunts, including internal correspondence, license information and copies of correspondence between the public authority and representatives of the aforementioned hunts. The Forestry Commission refused to provide the information, citing regulation 12(4)(b) of the EIR (manifestly unreasonable request). The Commissioner’s decision is that the Forestry Commission has failed…

IC-109902-W7F8

The complainant requested information from Caerphilly County Borough Council (“the Council”) relating to the Council’s recycling targets. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council failed to respond to the request within 20 working days and has therefore breached section 10 of the FOIA. A response has subsequently been provided and no steps are required. Powered…